Most schools released their students for summer vacation last week. This, combined with a beautiful weekend and graduation parties, resulted in a spike in domestic violence. On Monday, over 30 people, most of them mothers and children, marched in to the Protection From Abuse (PFA) Office, seeking relief. In the afternoon procession to a judge, there were so many people that it took two elevator trips.
"It was nuts, just nuts," said one PFA clerk. She believes a record was set, and notes there is always a rise in PFAs after parties involving alcohol.